Yorkshire Gritstone

A large roof split in two by a wide central crack. although there a a couple of easier problems, the problems really start at f7a all the way through to f8b. A fantastic venue for an evening but it's only small, however the problems are second to none. Quite a few problems put up since/not included in the new YMC guide.


Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 20
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SE1851065072

Not on access land but a public footpath passes the crag. Climbers have been challenged recently so please be courteous, park sensibly and note the arrangements.

Parking and Approach

Park in the layby just up the road from Cliff Farm and walk back to the gate opposite the farm (public footpath, not sign posted), and follow your nose down and round to the left. Do not park by the gate.

There have been acces issues but the farmer doesn’t mind people climbing there though there are a number of things which are critical to making sure he doesn’t get annoyed with climbers (more so than he has been) & banning access completely:

1. Close the gate
2. No lamp sessions 
3. DO NOT park near the gate. Use the layby.
4: Usual leave it as you find it considerations & general crag etiquette.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

Group Advice

Please keep groups to a sensible size. If the parking is full walk a bit further or go elsewhere.
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